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Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
merrill newman arrived at sfo this morning. >> reporter: he is happy to be back with his family tonight. we want to show you a picture of merrill newman and his wife. it appears he is doing what he told us he wanted to do this morning. that is relax. his son let us know an hour ago he is doing well and pleased to be back at home. >> i am delighted to be home. >> korean war veteran arrived at san francisco international airport after an overnight flight from beijing. the 85 year old addressed the media with a short statement. >> i want to thank the swedish embassy and the american embassy in beijing for all of their help. it has been a great homecoming. and i'm tired but i'm ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got. and very much appreciated. >> reporter: the north korean state news agency reported newman had been, quote, deported. according to the report his release was a humanitarian gesture based on the 84 year old's advanced age. he was taken off the plane in october and detained until this week accused of being a criminal involved in the killing o
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
his six weeks of detention. merrill newman released a statement saying he had no choice but to confess to alleged war crimes that dated to the korean war when he fought there 60 years ago. newman says the north koreans misinterpreted his curiosity and threatened to imprison him for 15 years leading him to confess on video last month. he says he was kept in a hotel room. newman says he purposely read that apology using poor grammar, in the most awkward way to show the north koreans had written it for him and it was not in his own words. newman was detained in october at the end of a ten-day trip to the communist country. he was released and returned home finally on saturday. >>> the number of medical marijuana clinics in san jose could be cut way back under new rules considered by the san jose city council. at tomorrow's meeting council members will debate blocking pot dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools, daycare centers, parks, libraries and churches. they also would be banned within 100 feet of homes. move would sharply limit where clinics could operate. currently, there
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the weekend, north korean television aired a video of newman apologizing for crimes during the korean war. experts believe the statement was coerced. during the war, newman served in a top-secret army unit. nicknamed the white tigers. which trained anti-communist guerillas. >>> vice president biden will also visit south korea during his trip as well as china where he will meet with president xi jiping. the two will most likely discuss china's new claim over the east china sea and the threat it continues to make to countries who fly over that airspace. >>> violence is escalating in southern asia tonight. as anti-government protesters clash with police in thailand. at least four people have been killed there after three straight days of fighting in bangkok. nearly 30,000 people are protesting, determined to topple prime minister sinowat
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